Source: eKapija | Thursday, 13.01.2022.| 12:36
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Mihajlovic: Stopping the Law on RES Means Stopping the Road to Europe

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The minister of mining and energy of Serbia, Zorana Mihajlovic, stated on the occasion of the memo sent by EPS, EMS and the Energy Agency, where it is claimed that Serbia will be without power because it will have renewable energy sources, that stopping the Law on RES also meant the stopping of investments and that changes in the energy system were inevitable, despite the resistance and obstructions.

On TV Happy, she said that all the public companies in the electrical energy sector, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, the NGO sector, investors and others took part in the preparation of the Law on RES, the ministry announced.

– The adoption of the law was preceded by a wide public discussion, in which both EPS and EMS participated, and everything they said is in the law. Suddenly, we have a situation where they don’t want to implement the solutions in whose preparation they participated and where they don’t want the laws to apply to them. These are state companies and they are obliged to carry out the state’s energy policy. People who run companies in the power and gas sector are people of the past, who need to understand that the energy sector is not the same as ten years ago and that the obstructions are unnecessary – the minister said.

She says that we can’t live in the past and that we need people for the future.

– The world is undergoing an energy revolution and we need to be part of that global trend and implement changes in the energy infrastructure, in order to be self-sufficient in terms of energy and independent in the upcoming decades – she said.

Mihajlovic clarified that Serbia needed to use all energy sources and that stopping the Law on RES meant the collapse of the business and investment environment.

– The reasons why they complain is the slow investing in both EPS and EMS. EPS has not built a single capacity in 30 years. EMS is realizing its investments very slowly and we need to invest a lot of money in the upcoming period in order to ensure the energy security. Nothing will happen overnight, but we need to diversify the energy mix. We can’t allow ourselves to depend on one source only – Mihajlovic said.

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